Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 7 13
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 86 82 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 10.20% 11.58% 9.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.33% 69.49% 53.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 51
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% +2.36%
10th Percentile £194 £236 £145
90th Percentile £438 £538 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +16.67% -20.00% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 9
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +13.04% +2.95%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.45 £10.10
90th Percentile £14.37 £15.50 £17.58
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £13.50
% change year-on-year +11.69% +5.19% -

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 150 118 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 17.79% 16.67% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 62 85
Northamptonshire median daily rate £365 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% -15.63% +12.36%
10th Percentile £237 £253 £153
90th Percentile £500 £538 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £380
% change year-on-year +15.38% -14.47% +13.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.77% -8.77% +27.57%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.45 £10.57
90th Percentile £14.37 £15.50 £37.13
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +23.24% +1.43% +1.82%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -5 60 £300 -7.69% 17
Kettering +1 3 £338 -10.00% 3
Brackley - 1 £150 -
Daventry - 1 £400 - 4
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 34 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 27 (31.40%) Microsoft
3 24 (27.91%) Linux
4 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (23.26%) Windows Server
6 18 (20.93%) Web Services
7 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
7 17 (19.77%) Git (software)
8 16 (18.60%) Java
9 15 (17.44%) Finance
9 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
10 14 (16.28%) ITIL
10 14 (16.28%) SOAP
10 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (16.28%) Windows 10
11 12 (13.95%) TDD
11 12 (13.95%) Subversion
11 12 (13.95%) SQL
11 12 (13.95%) DevOps
12 11 (12.79%) SDLC
12 11 (12.79%) SonarQube
12 11 (12.79%) XML
12 11 (12.79%) DNS
12 11 (12.79%) VMware
12 11 (12.79%) JSON
12 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
12 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
12 11 (12.79%) SCCM
12 11 (12.79%) Office 365
13 10 (11.63%) Mac OS

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.81%) IIS
1 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (1.16%) CICS
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
3 1 (1.16%) Confluence
3 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) CATIA
3 1 (1.16%) HipChat
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) ENOVIA
1 1 (1.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.79%) Office 365
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.33%) SaaS
5 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.16%) Dropbox
5 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.79%) DNS
2 10 (11.63%) LAN
3 9 (10.47%) DHCP
4 7 (8.14%) Firewall
5 6 (6.98%) DSL
5 6 (6.98%) Internet
5 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.81%) SAN
7 4 (4.65%) SSH
8 3 (3.49%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.33%) DDNS
9 2 (2.33%) NAS
9 2 (2.33%) VLAN
9 2 (2.33%) WAN
10 1 (1.16%) ADSL
10 1 (1.16%) Intranet
10 1 (1.16%) VoIP
10 1 (1.16%) VPN
10 1 (1.16%) Wireless
10 1 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.16%) Big Data
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.16%) GIS
3 1 (1.16%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (19.77%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.95%) Subversion
3 11 (12.79%) SonarQube
4 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.14%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.49%) ProC
7 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.33%) JIRA
7 2 (2.33%) JUnit
7 2 (2.33%) LoadUI
7 2 (2.33%) Maven
7 2 (2.33%) Selenium
7 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.33%) Xcode
8 1 (1.16%) MSI
8 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.16%) WinDbg
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Automotive
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (27.91%) Analyst
2 16 (18.60%) Developer
3 13 (15.12%) IT Support
4 12 (13.95%) Support Analyst
5 10 (11.63%) Junior
6 9 (10.47%) IT Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (9.30%) Junior IT Support
7 8 (9.30%) Service Analyst
7 8 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (8.14%) Java Developer
8 7 (8.14%) Junior Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Junior IT Support Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Junior Support Analyst
9 6 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Consultant
11 3 (3.49%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) Web Services
2 14 (16.28%) SOAP
3 11 (12.79%) JSON
3 11 (12.79%) XML
4 10 (11.63%) .NET
4 10 (11.63%) Java EE
5 9 (10.47%) Spring
6 8 (9.30%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.14%) REST
8 5 (5.81%) HTML
9 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.65%) jQuery
9 4 (4.65%) OAuth
9 4 (4.65%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (4.65%) SAML
9 4 (4.65%) Sass
9 4 (4.65%) WCF
9 4 (4.65%) WinForms
10 3 (3.49%) CSS
11 2 (2.33%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
5 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.16%) Life Science
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Tandem
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Linux
2 20 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 14 (16.28%) Windows 10
4 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
5 10 (11.63%) Mac OS
6 8 (9.30%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.65%) Unix
10 3 (3.49%) Solaris
10 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.33%) Android
11 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.16%) AIX
12 1 (1.16%) SUSE
12 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.28%) ITIL
3 12 (13.95%) DevOps
3 12 (13.95%) TDD
4 11 (12.79%) SDLC
4 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
5 10 (11.63%) OO
5 10 (11.63%) OOP
6 8 (9.30%) Proactive Monitoring
7 7 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (5.81%) ERP
8 5 (5.81%) Service Management
9 4 (4.65%) Change Control
9 4 (4.65%) Migration
9 4 (4.65%) MVC
9 4 (4.65%) Pair Programming
9 4 (4.65%) SMACSS
9 4 (4.65%) Web Application Development
10 3 (3.49%) Decision-Making
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.77%) PowerShell
2 16 (18.60%) Java
3 12 (13.95%) SQL
4 6 (6.98%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.33%) Apple Swift
7 2 (2.33%) ES6
7 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.33%) Python
7 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.16%) C
8 1 (1.16%) C#
8 1 (1.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.33%) MCP
3 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.16%) MCSA
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) GDPR
2 3 (3.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 34 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.33%) Docker
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) SCCM
2 9 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.14%) Terraform
4 6 (6.98%) Ansible
4 6 (6.98%) Puppet
5 2 (2.33%) SCOM
5 2 (2.33%) WSUS
6 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.16%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.79%) VMware
3 9 (10.47%) Citrix
4 5 (5.81%) Cisco
4 5 (5.81%) Rackspace
5 4 (4.65%) NetApp
6 3 (3.49%) Apple
6 3 (3.49%) Brocade
6 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.49%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.33%) IBM
7 2 (2.33%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle
7 2 (2.33%) Splunk
7 2 (2.33%) Symantec
7 2 (2.33%) Twitter
7 2 (2.33%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.16%) McAfee